My grandmother used this as a hot pepper spray for her garbage so dogs and pests would stay out before the man would pick it up. She would use it on her roses and tomatoes as well though. Take note that she did only use jalapenos, so you could probably stretch it with a hotter pepper. I have been using habaneros with excellent results though. I always recommend using gloves and safety goggles when handling or spraying, and wash fruits and veggies before eating. Otherwise, use after each rain for good results.
1 quart boiling water
2-3 hot peppers
1 Tablespoon vinegar
Chop the peppers lightly into big chunks. Pour water over pepper and let sit until water is totally cooled off. Strain out pepers and add vinegar. Bottle.
It stays good for 3 months out of the heat, but it gets hotter the longer it sits. Grandma used to keep hers in the fridge during the summer only because she didn't use the a/c til after 2pm and it's known to get pretty hot around here. If using for animal control (cats, dogs, possums, raccoons, pigs, etc.) add 1 Tablespoon pine cleaner. It makes them just sick enough where they won't come back, but has no lasting effects. But they are pretty brave if they smell the peppers and still stick it in their mouth.
Hope this helps!
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